Author: John Hayward

China ‘Beefs Up’ Beijing Restrictions to Keep Pandemic from Ruining Genocide Olympics
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China ‘Beefs Up’ Beijing Restrictions to Keep Pandemic from Ruining Genocide Olympics

Chinese state media on Friday reported Beijing is tightening coronavirus restrictions to “prevent a flare-up in China’s capital and ensure people’s safety as the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic and Paralympic…
Hundreds of Jihadis Protest After Taliban Arrests One of Their Own
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Hundreds of Jihadis Protest After Taliban Arrests One of Their Own

Protests broke out in Maimana, capital of Afghanistan’s Faryab province, on Thursday after the Taliban arrested one of their own commanders, Uzbekistan-born Makhdoom Alam. A veteran battlefield commander and “shadow…
Hundreds of Islamic State Corpses Left to Rot in Libyan Food Fridges
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Hundreds of Islamic State Corpses Left to Rot in Libyan Food Fridges

Reuters on Thursday pointed to a particularly grim indicator of Libyan government malfunction: a pile of 742 dead Islamic State fighters have been rotting in refrigerated food containers outside the…
China’s Trade Surplus Hits Annual Record in 2021 — Saw Double-Digit Growth in Exports Every Month
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China’s Trade Surplus Hits Annual Record in 2021 — Saw Double-Digit Growth in Exports Every Month

China’s dominance of global trade in the wake of the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic was confirmed on Friday with the release of annual data that showed its trade surplus hitting a…
China: Freedom in Kazakhstan Would Be a National Security Threat for Beijing
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2022

China: Freedom in Kazakhstan Would Be a National Security Threat for Beijing

China’s state-run Global Times on Wednesday argued that political stability in neighboring Kazakhstan is a vital Chinese national security interest — even the stability of a merciless authoritarian regime with…
Chinese Consumer Group Urges KFC Boycott over Toy Giveaway
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Chinese Consumer Group Urges KFC Boycott over Toy Giveaway

A consumer group called the China Consumer Association (CCA) on Wednesday called for a national boycott of Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) because the restaurant chain is running a toy promotion…
Saudi Aramco Sets Up Shop in China to Push ‘Non-Metallic Construction Materials’
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Saudi Aramco Sets Up Shop in China to Push ‘Non-Metallic Construction Materials’

Saudi Aramco, the extremely wealthy national oil company of Saudi Arabia, on Wednesday announced the establishment of a “Non-Metallic Excellence and Innovation Center” (NEXCEL) in Beijing to promote the use…
China’s Belt and Road Reaches Central America
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China’s Belt and Road Reaches Central America

China’s state-run Global Times on Wednesday celebrated the inauguration of leftist dictator Daniel Ortega – beginning his fourth term as president of Nicaragua after a rigged election denounced by worldwide…
India Tries Canceling Holiday Swim as Thousands Line Up Along Ganges River
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India Tries Canceling Holiday Swim as Thousands Line Up Along Ganges River

Indian officials concerned about the omicron coronavirus outbreak are trying to cancel this weekend’s holiday swim in the Ganges River, even as thousands of Hindus line up along its banks,…
Baby Lost in Afghanistan Airlift Chaos Returned to Family After Taliban Briefly 'Detain' Him
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Baby Lost in Afghanistan Airlift Chaos Returned to Family After Taliban Briefly 'Detain' Him

Sohail Ahmadi, the infant handed over a barricade to American soldiers during the chaos at the Kabul airport in August in a famous viral photograph, was reunited with his relatives…